Sint-Maarten Police Report : Shooting, stabbing on Illidge road

Korps Politie Sint Maarten
Par Korps Politie Sint Maarten 1 Jan 2016 13:38

Sint-Maarten Police Report : Shooting, stabbing on Illidge road

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Shooting, stabbing on Illidge road

The Police Department is presently investigating a very serious case which took place on New Years day at approximately 11.00 a.m. It was about that time, when the Central Emergency Dispatch received the first call, concerning a big brawl involving numerous persons that was taking place in the vicinity of Francis bar on the A. Th. Illidge road. The caller also stated that numerous gun shots were fired and that several persons had been stabbed.

Several police patrols, Paramedics Detectives and Forensic Department were sent to the scene to investigate what had taken place. On the scene several persons who were injured during this brawl were attended to by paramedics. The scene was immediately closed off and traffic diverted. Detectives were on the scene talking to witnesses and Forensic Department was collecting evidence. Four persons were transported to the Sint Maarten Medical Center for further medical treatment.

The persons involved in this brawl were attending a New Years Party at Francis Bar when for still unclear reasons the situation got out of hand. The situation escalated whereby numerous shots were fired and several persons getting stabbed. There were no fatalities reported after the brawl.

The investigation is presently ongoing and more details are not available at this moment. As soon as more details become available the media will be informed.

Korps Politie Sint Maarten
Par Korps Politie Sint Maarten 1 Jan 2016 13:38